Upcycled/Recycled T~Shirt Tutorial #4: Waldorf Doll Clothes Pattern

I spent an entire afternoon last week searching Google, trying to find a free doll clothing pattern to suit my style.  Eight {or more} long hours of research and I can tell you there are none that appealed to me.  Arms too long, arms to narrow, legs too short, neck to big, rise to short, lots of tiny sleeves to sew....  What's a girl to do???  Fuse all the qualities I love from other patterns and create one perfect {to me anyway} Waldorf Doll Clothes Pattern!  And best of all, if you upcycle them out of recycled t-shirts, no edges to finish!!
The green striped shirt was made from one of Jake's well loved t-shirts and the pants were made from one of my t's that had a grease stain on the front!  The other outfit was made from a white cotton dress shirt and a linen skirt I found at Goodwill last summer!  I love the wide legs and sleeves, along with the well fitting elastic neck. Easy on and off for little hands! 

Inspired by the generosity of others, such as Snazzle CraftWeWilsons, and Echos of a Dream, please feel free to use items made from my pattern however you'd like!


  1. Oooh! I have lots of t-shirts that would make cute doll clothes! But first I have to make the waldorf doll :) Thanks for the inspriation and links.

  2. Thanks so much for stopping by! As you can see in the photo, I finished the clothes before I finished the doll;) Maybe I'll just make a hat, then I won't have to sew on any hair!

  3. Hi there

    I just found your blog while searching for clothes upcycling projects. I've been having a good look around and have signed up to follow you! You've got some fantastic ideas here!

    I was wondering if you would like to link up your t-shirt recycling projects to the new page I’ve set up to try and pull together the great tutorials and ideas for upcycling clothes that I’m finding.
    I'm looking for ideas myself, and finding lots but scattered here and there. I think it would be a great resource to have all these projects and tutorials in one place so more people can find them!

    It’s not just a weekly linky party – but a page that will remain as a link to your project all the time!

    Do come and take a look!


  4. if you feel like building toys some time i'll be happy to teach you.

    from: M welch how to make crafts using recycled materials

  5. I can't figure out where the pattern is on your site for the waldorf doll clothes

    1. I'm sorry, Kathy. I can't seem to make the link work either. I'll see if I can figure out how to fix it. Thanks for letting me know.